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Top 100 Changemakers 2020: Literacy and education

Posted On: 16 Jan 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

Top 100 Changemakers 2020: Literacy and education

Priyanka Mogul, Book Refuge founder
Like The Big Issue, Priyanka Mogul believes in the power of reading. The freelance journalist and communications officer was inspired by a young homeless man in her community who could always be seen reading a book. In 2015 he told her he was surprised more rough sleepers didn't read books - that it was a distraction from the anxieties he was facing. Now, Mogul is on a mission to set up libraries in homeless shelters all over London and beyond.
Previously known as the Spread the Word campaign, the project relaunched last year under its new name. For months Mogul has been working with volunteers to collect unwanted books and distribute them - more than 25 shelters have benefited to date. As well as continuing that work, Book Refuge will advise homelessness services on how to help vulnerable people engage with good reads, and is on the look-out for authors who can lead workshops and book clubs for homeless people.
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